Is the "return" air on a dehumidifier essential for moisture removal? In a growroom, and thinking of routin the hot return air to outside.?

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  • roger
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    If your return air goes outside then you are just harvesting the water from thew air. You are sending the dry air outside and new humid air is coming back inside. If all you want is the water then that is ok. If you want the dry air then do not send it outside. It would be cheaper to use well water or city water.

  • y
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    The return you are speaking of is the air that has been condition, has had some of the moisture removed. Routeing that air to the outside would turn your dehumidifier, into a very expensive heater.

  • Marko
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    That's half of what a dehumidifier does, to move air across the coil (return) to remove the moisture and then move the same air (supply) back into the/a room, so you can't do what you want to do, whatever that is.

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